It is predicted that 60 percent more food will be needed worldwide by 2050 to feed the expanding global population. To meet this demand, government has announced £90 million of new funding to help businesses, researchers and industry to transform food production.
The fund will go towards 4 areas to:
create ‘Translation Hubs’ that bring together businesses, farmers and academics to collaborate on research projects
support innovation accelerators to explore the potential of new technology and speed up commercialisation
launch a new research programme to identify and build on export opportunities overseas
fund demonstrator projects that show how innovative agri-tech ideas can be applied in real-world settings
Further information can be gained on the website below